Is eHow a scam? As employers are cutting jobs more and more people are looking to alternative ways to make a living or just survive in this crumby economy. It shouldn't be a surprise that with the modern technology in our world most individuals are finding ways to make money online with their computers these days. But the key is to be able to distinguish between the fake job opportunities and the real situations that will possibly allow you make a real income.
I've spent the better part of 6 months now as a writer online trying to make just enough to help pay the bills. There is no telling how many people have asked me the question is eHow a scam? I do write for them but only on rare occasion. At one point I was making about $200 a month from their website. Then they performed a series of sweeps and deleted most of my best earning articles. I now make around $50 a month which is still enough money to pay a small household bill but what happened left a bitter taste in my mouth.
It's no wonder that so many people are wondering if eHow is a scam with all the comments left on message boards and in writer forums on other sites. It really raises suspicion when you have a really high earning article get pulled for little if any reason at all and your link automatically goes back to one of their official ehow pages afterwards. So pretty much they are getting your page views without having to pay any money down the road. It's easy to see how that could be seen as a scam by many potential writers and those losing income.
So the question is eHow a scam perhaps should be answered by someone that hasn't been burned financially by the site. I've come to the conclusion that it's better to write for other sites that aren't known for going through and pulling thousands of articles costing writers a ton of money with little if any reason. I now focus my efforts to the other sites that are more open with the writers and treat them with better respect. The issue with spam is becoming real bad at eHow as well and this will make new writers think it's a scam. All the problems they have on the technical end are amazing considering how much money they probably make a year.
Let me leave you with this piece of advice about eHow and whether or not it's a scam. If you do end up joining and writing then make sure that you keep copies of your articles saved somewhere else. I say that because the odds are very good that at some point eHow will come through and take away some of your best money making articles without warning or explanation in some cases.